Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More of the Bar-the Corbels


Edited to add; 

This is a progress report from my big summer project, building an outdoor kitchen for my husband.  Not only do I want it to be functional for Mike, but I also want  to include as many curb found items as I possibly can.  This is helping me clear out some of my inventory.

You can read more on the outdoor kitchen here, here, here, here and here if you haven’t been following along.  Wow, I didn’t realize there were so many installments! 


Anyone remember the great dining room table I found at the curb on my birthday?

Well, it was still in my garage when I was looking for building materials for my Outdoor Kitchen project…


Recognize these pieces now?

Don’t hate me, I cut up the table legs!

Remember, it’s all about finding different purposes for the junk I have now, right?

(that’s me trying to convince myself it’s ok to cut up beautiful things like ladders, old doors, and now vintage tables…)


Just had to take the base apart.



Cut up the pieces to get ready for mounting on some more of that great wood I rescued from my sister’s dumpster.


It took me forever to figure out how to support the big spindles..


Then mounted them under the bar top.

That thing is really sturdy now!


This one was stained to match the bar top before I put it on.


The rest I had to do in place.

Backwards, I know.


Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere…


I’m linking this up to Donna’s Saturday Night Special.


  1. Rose I am running out of words... you have me gobsmacked right now... okay so I borrowed one from the Brits... I am so impressed with those gorbels... I have been looking for two for a large shelf forever... who would have thought it would be so easy... do you know how much money you just saved... they definitely make their presence known... super job there lass... lol

    Hugs, Deb

  2. Its a shock to see the table cut up, but you saved it from the dump and put it to beautiful use. Interesting how you have used the doors. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished.

  3. You made great use of the corbels. It's all about keeping useable items out of the landfill. I think you should use your router on the center piece of the table to make a sign for your bar.

  4. I don't have a problem at all with you cutting up that table. Either you cut it up and use to make a unique stunning bar or it went to the trash and was probably destroyed. This project is fascinating to me. It is so clever and interesting and really beautiful so far. I can't wait to see what's next.

  5. Amazing! I think its fine that you cut it up. It had pretty legs but doing nothing sitting around. You gave it a better purpose. Besides, it's not like you won't find another even better table down the road! On the road. We all know you will!

  6. WOW!!! What a fantastic repurposing job...and the stools are ingenious!!!

  7. Looks GREAT! I'm sure that your husband is going to love his outdoor kitchen. The fact that you repurposed parts of the table, and I bet you will find a use for the rest, makes cutting it up forgiveable:0)

  8. Isn't it great to disect a table ? I have been there. I love the legs on certain tables and they can be reused in many other projects. I love your bar! and so cool you found the table at the curb!

  9. I think it was smart to cut up the table because now you have such a beautiful bar from it! Besides, it is helping reduce the clutter from your storage right? I am so impressed and have to admit, a bit envious of your vision and woodworking skills. You are an inspiration!

  10. Rose... I think it was brilliant to use the table as corbels! I love how your brain works! I love the way you used the feet and the spindles! super job friend!
    I cannot wait to see the finished project! So far, I am loving everything about it! way to go!

  11. I think that is the most clever idea I've ever seen. Genius! Please, cut up more table bottoms -- you've got my vote anyway! Can't wait to see it all done.

  12. I might have said this before, but it bears repeating. You are a GENIUS!! Who else could have seen corbels in that table?



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